Saturday, June 28, 2008

one year (almost)

Our one-year wedding anniversary is Monday! It seems crazy. One whole year married. A thousand to go. And I mean that in a good way. Marriage has been more amazing and wonderful than I'd even dreamed it could be. Lots of people say the first year is really hard. If this was hard, I can't wait for the rest of my life!! I think we got lucky. Or maybe it was all our preparation (we've read lootttttssss of relationship books) and determination to succeed. And a good amount of prayer. And taking as much advice as we could get from anyone and anywhere. And openness.

So we haven't spent a single night apart in our first year. That makes me happy. There were two times when it seemed like a possibility. Once, about 2 weeks after we got back from our honeymoon, my mom was having surgery in Augusta and I went home to be with her and my dad. Depending on how things went, I might have had to stay overnight. Luckily all was perfect and I got to come home. At that point it didn't seem that tragic to spend a night apart-- we'd been married such a short time anyway, we weren't really used to always being together! Then about 2 months ago Matt's dad, brothers, and uncles were taking a Man Weekend to go to Florida together and wanted him to go. At that point, we just couldn't bear the thought of spending a weekend apart, so we said no, and I'm glad we did!! It's funny how the more time we spend together...the more time I want us to spend together. I'm addicted!! A lot of people I know really look forward to their "girls getaway weekends" and "guys nights out" and stuff like that...and while I still love spending time with my friends, nothing can compare to being with the ol' husband. I am so incredibly blessed.

So...I didn't actually intend for this to be a long sappy post. Lately I've been lamenting the fact that I'm such a lousy blogger. I would say it's because I'm busy, but then I suppose every blogger is. I don't notice any of my friends just having hours and hours a week to just laze away and write some long, leisurely blogs. A more accurate excuse would be that I am busy, but by the time I have some downtime in the evenings, I (as I may have mentioned before) like to spend my time with Matt, not the computer. But I will try to do better.

This weekend is shaping up to be excellent. Last night we had Supper Club, which is something our church does during the summer. We meet with several other couples/families for dinner and hanging out once every 2 or 3 weeks. It has been so much fun. Last night we played Guesstures after dinner (guys v. girls, of course) and although we ladies didn't have the highest score when all was said and done, we all knew it was not for lack of skill-- it was really just because when guys lose, they're such HORRIBLE losers that the whole night is ruined, so it was better for us to just let them win in hopes of still having a fun night. Because we know we certainly could have won if we really wanted to. Anyway, it was a lot of fun using my non-existent acting skills. Also, I inadvertently cheat, which I really need to work on. I know you're not supposed to make sound effects, and I certainly didn't plan to...but somehow they just leak out of my mouth when I'm caught up in the moment. Oops.

This morning Matt had to work (and I don't work Saturdays anymore, praise the LOORRRRDDDD) so I met up with my friend Sarah at the ripe old hour of 7:45am (hey, I had to be up with Matt anyway, so why not) to get coffee (honeysuckle latte, YUM) and visit our Farmer's Market!! I looove going to the Farmer's Market. If I had more time/energy/desire to blog, you would know all about how Matt and I have turned into amateur hippies/environmentalists and so the opportunity to buy locally and sustainably grown produce is very exciting to me! However, our FM is only open Saturdays from 8-1 and (as I've found out), if you're not there by 8:30, don't expect to get anything! Hippies do their shopping EARLY! So we were there right on time and had the most wonderful assortment of fruits, veggies, coffees, and breads to choose from. I absolutely love talking to the farmer who just picked the carrots the night before. And buying grits from the woman who ground them. And so on and so forth. And, not to mention, paying them a fair price for the work they've done. And it's really extended my cooking/eating tastes...for instance, a few weeks ago I bought kale, which I had no idea what it was or what to do with it. As it turns out, kale is AWESOME and really healthy and tasty and easy to cook...and it was grown right down the street from me. And the farmer said "yeah, come over anytime and you can help out!" and I As beautiful and fun and bounteous (okay, not so much) as the potted tomatoes on my porch are...deep in my heart, I wish I were a farmer. :) Or at least had a decent size garden.

Last night Matt told me that after I got home from shopping with Sarah, I needed to pack. For what? For our surprise anniversary getaway!!!! He made reservations for us at this little B&B I've really wanted to go to. It's in town (maybe 15 minutes from where we live), which means the travel price is just about right, haha. So we get to go over there and check in at 3, and they have this gorgeous pool and gardens and a creek right on the I'm really excited!! I didn't know he had had anything planned! Yay! As sacrilegious as this is to say...I hope it doesn't rain (today, God. It can rain tomorrow and all week and all the rest of the summer...just not today!) because I really want to swim and lay by that pool. I've been admiring it from afar for so long...I will be so sad if the one chance I get to swim in it is ruined!! But if it does rain, we'll be okay. The B&B also has cable, which we do not, so that's a pretty huge draw. :) We'd be happy to spend our anniversary vacation watching hour after hour of Mystery Diagnosis and other medical shows. Those things really suck you in. And it's why we don't need cable at our house...we would NEVER talk to each other then!!

Anyway...this post started sappy, then just got long. Sorry. I had to make up for like 2 months of not blogging though. Have a wonnnnderful weekend!!